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What really captivates me here though, is the lack of any meaningful response of any kind from the American people or the media, or any politician. I mean a man just set himself ON FIRE in the middle of the most symbolic piece of earth probably in the whole country, and indicated both love of country and possible condemnation for the three ring circus in two houses going on in congress. This was an act of incredible desperation meant to pierce as deeply as this individual was capable into people's psyches. He mustered more passion and intent for a single moment than many ever attain at any time in their lives.
And his statement has been ignored.
I am hoping that we are in a growth phase and when we get to a certain point of critical mass and awareness the world will change for the better.
Growing up in a family with all immediate relatives serving active duty and throughout our history also both WWI and WWII as well for sure. With all that history I grew up very patriotic, it sucks to think I am fast becoming disgusted with my country.
reply to post by joeraynor
Now industrialization and 'cubification' and x-boxization and kardashianization
and even many forms of mysticization, religiousization and scientization have
put us all into little boxes.. and we've forgotten how to survive the human
way --- together.